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Hot Shopping: Hats Off to Goorin Bros.

There was a time when headgear in Canada meant little more than baseball hats and winter toques. In recent years, however, hats have taken a stylish turn and become fashion statements unto themselves—fedoras, cloches, page boy caps and wide-brimmed straw chapeaus are all hot accessories. Fittingly, renowned milliner Goorin Bros. recently opened its first Toronto shop. Times have certainly changed since Cassel Goorin first sold hats from his horse cart in 1895; although there are more than 20 stores across the U.S. and Canada, the company remains family owned. Its second Canadian boutique—Vancouver boasts the first international location of the San Fransico-based business—is a charming space with inverted gramophones and row upon row of hats, hats and more hats. For an additional fee, you can personalize your look by adding feathers or even a sterling silver pin. Open daily. 320 Queen St. W., 416-408-4287.

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